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Apr 4, 2022 Deborah Ugoretz
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Jewish papercuts were often associated with customs and ceremonies of holidays and family life. In the late nineteenth century, Jews of Poland and Russia fashioned small papercuts for the holiday of Shavuot. Learn about the rich history of papercuts that are part of the Jewish tradition—from 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century marriage contracts (ketubot) and Esther Scrolls (Megilot) to North African and the Middle Eastern works called "menorahs" because the seven-branched candelabra...
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A Twitter account called ‘This Used to Be a Synagogue’ (@OldShulSpots) compares the locations of old synagogues with the pictures of the churches, luxury apartments, and salons that sit there today. Its creator, Amy Shreeve, dives into the bot's politics and creation, touching on Jewish culture in the Lower East Side around the turn of the century. Amy Shreeve is a junior at the University of Texas at Austin studying Rhetoric and History. Additionally, she is receiving certificates in...
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Apr 4, 2022 Piotr Nazaruk
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Piotr Nazaruk, curator at Poland’s Grodzka Gate-NN Theatre, shares the story behind the discovery of a treasure trove of thousands of glass plates that offer a glimpse into the everyday lives of Jews and Poles before 1939.
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Among the minority of Jewish immigrants who ventured to the American South in the early twentieth century, a small number dedicated themselves to radical politics and secular Yiddish culture. By 1908 they had begun organizing in southern cities, establishing literary and dramatic groups, lending libraries, and chapters of the Arbeter Ring (Workers Circle). This talk by the director of history at the Goldring/Woldenberg Institute of Southern Jewish Life, Dr. Josh Parshall, examines how southern...
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Leah Koenig is the author of six cookbooks, including The Jewish Cookbook. In this talk she explores how holiday foods are so much a part of Jewish culinary tradition and how recipes have been adapted and passed down through families for generations.
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Flamingos on wing, mountains in Crimea, and forest spirits may not be the first things that come to mind when you think of Yiddish literature, but scenes of nature do in fact abound in Yiddish story, poem, and essay as long as we think to look for them. Join our academic director and translation editor Mindl Cohen for a peek inside the 2021 Pakn Treger Digital Translation Issue: Yiddish in Nature. The program will include readings by the translators of a selection of pieces included in the...
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Apr 4, 2022 Aaron Bendich
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Aaron Bendich, host of the Jewish music radio program Borscht Beat, which airs on WJFF Radio Catskill, pulls back the curtain on his process. He shares his journey into Jewish record collecting and radio hosting, plays song clips that reflect the breadth of Jewish music, and provides vital historical and cultural context for various recordings.
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While they may have shed the Yiddish language, Jewish singers and songwriters perpetuated the tradition of songs of social justice in the countercultural ferment of the 1960s. Musicians ranging from Bob Dylan to Phil Ochs to Janis Ian to Country Joe and the Fish wrote and sang songs that became anthems of the civil rights, antiwar, and women’s movements, among other expressions of political protest. YIDSTOCK artistic director Seth Rogovoy—the author of a book about Bob Dylan—explores how...
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Apr 4, 2022 Sveta Kundish ; Patrick Farrell ; Daniel Kahn
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Sveta Kundish is a singer who performs a wide variety of Jewish music throughout Europe. Born in Ukraine and later moving to Israel, Kundish holds degrees from Tel Aviv University and the Prayner Konservatorium in Vienna and in 2017 completed a degree in cantorial studies from the Abraham Geiger Kolleg in Potsdam, Germany. Kundish currently works as the first female cantor in the history of the Jewish Communities of Lower Saxony, Germany. Patrick Farrell is a US-born, Berlin-based accordionist,...
Based on recently discovered archival documents, this lecture examines amateur Yiddish music created during the 1940s in Nazi-occupied Ukraine. The program featured songs that document atrocities, as well as the stories of individuals who created the first Jewish eyewitness accounts of the Holocaust in Ukraine through music. Presented as part of YIDSTOCK 2021 and the Yiddish Book Center’s Decade of Discovery initiative, whose theme for 2021 is Yiddish and Social Justice. Anna Shternshis is...
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Most Yiddish cookbooks were published in the United States for Jewish immigrants, although at least three Yiddish cookbooks appeared in print in Europe, the first in 1898 in Vilna. Each cookbook tells a fascinating story—about their authors, publishers, and intended readers. Some cookbooks aim to bring gourmet cuisine to the kosher kitchen, others to promote a product, whether matzoh, Crisco, or kasha, and still others are devoted to vegetarianism or to Americanizing the diet of immigrant...
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Apr 3, 2022 Edward Portnoy
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In late 1925, cartoonists and book illustrators Zuni Maud and Yosl Cutler—a wild and wonderful artistic duo—fell upon the idea of creating a Yiddish puppet theater. An immediate hit on the Lower East Side, their hilarious puppet plays were performed to sold-out crowds all over the United States, Europe, and the Soviet Union. Fusing Jewish tradition with high art and left-wing politics, Maud and Cutler created a unique Yiddish experience. This lecture from Eddy Portnoy, featuring photos,...
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When one thinks of 'Jews and jazz’ names come to mind such as Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Stan Getz, and Mezz Mezzrow—American-born all. But what of the earlier generation of European-born Jewish musicians—klezmorim—who, upon arrival, were obliged to learn two new languages: English and jazz? How did they navigate through a new challenging soundscape in an effort to become viable parts of their new land? By examining the nascent “jazz” offerings of pioneering performances of...
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Apr 3, 2022 Caraid O'Brien ; Aaron Beall
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Artistic collaborators Caraid O'Brien and Aaron Beall reveal what goes into making a radio play with 27 actors during a pandemic, from translation to casting, recording, and editing. This lively, moderated conversation explores the symbolism and meaning behind playwright Sholem Asch's drama set in Poland during the flu epidemic of 1919, as well as the production history of this play that Hollywood screenwriter Ben Hecht called an experience "never to be forgotten." The conversation...
Jewish leaders used to insist that there was no such thing as “Jewish politics” in the United States: it does not exist and should not exist. The historical record going all the way back to Abraham Lincoln belies that picture. By focusing on presidential elections from the Civil War to the present, we will see that “Jewish politics” has a long and significant history that has shaped both Jews and American politics for over 150 years. Focusing on presidential elections through history,...
Over the past two centuries, migrations and other historical events have led to major changes in the linguistic profile of Jewish communities around the world. Yiddish is thriving in Hasidic communities, even as its use is diminishing elsewhere. Several long-standing Jewish languages have become endangered, as they are spoken primarily by older people, including Ladino, Judeo-Arabic, and Judeo-Malayalam (Southern India). This talk by professor and scholar of Jewish languages Sarah Benor and...
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Apr 3, 2022 Faith Jones
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Over the past ten years, many misconceptions about Yiddish-speaking women have been overturned—particularly regarding women in the literary world. Whether in terms of how many women wrote, what they wrote, how they were viewed, or what their purpose may have been, our knowledge of women as writers and editors is sharply different now than it once was. In this program, librarian and translator Faith Jones discusses some of the interesting new developments and discoveries in the world of women...
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Apr 3, 2022 Rachel Rubinstein ; Alan Astro
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Not many in the US know that Latin America was the destination for tens of thousands of Ashkenazi, Sephardi, and Mizrahi Jewish immigrants in the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, nor that there were several lively centers of Yiddish culture, art, and education there. How did Yiddish writers engage with themes of race and racial difference across diverse Latin American contexts? Join Alan Astro and Rachel Rubinstein in a conversation about where in Latin America Yiddish literature and...
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Apr 3, 2022 Asya Vaisman Schulman ; Lorin Sklamberg
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Join us for an inside look at In eynem, the Yiddish Book Center's new Yiddish textbook for beginners, which has been called a "revolution in Yiddish language pedagogy." Asya Vaisman Schulman, director of the Center's Yiddish Language Institute and lead author of “In eynem”, talks with the Center's academic director, Mindl Cohen, about how the textbook combines multimedia resources, full-color illustrations, and cutting-edge pedagogical techniques to create a living, vibrant...
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Two award-winning, Jewish, Latina writers, Marjorie Agosín and Ruth Behar, come together to discuss their creative writing as poets, memoirists, fiction writers, and, most recently, authors of, respectively, the young adult novels The Maps of Memory and Letters from Cuba. Join us for a lively conversation about Agosín's and Behar's spiritual and literary ties to their homelands—Agosín was raised in Chile and Behar was born in Cuba—and how their thinking about memory, identity, and...
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The Great Kosher Meat War of 1902 recounts the inspiring story of immigrant women and the dramatic and effective mass consumer action they launched in turn of the century New York City. Scott D. Seligman is a writer and historian. He is the author of several books, including the award-winning The Third Degree: The Triple Murder That Shook Washington and Changed American Criminal Justice (Potomac Books, 2018) and The First Chinese American: The Remarkable Life of Wong Chin Foo. His articles have...
For over three decades, Ilan Stavans, the distinguished scholar of Jewish Latin America, built the world's richest historical and personal collection of Latin American Judaica: books, manuscripts, translations, music, photographs, and other items from colonial to contemporary Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Cuba, Chile, and beyond in Ladino, Yiddish, Spanish, Portuguese, English, French, Polish, Russian, and other languages. As he approached the age of sixty, he decided it was time to house the...
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Apr 1, 2022 Zackary Sholem Berger ; Justin Cammy
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The most recent title from the Yiddish Book Center's White Goat Press, Sutzkever Essential Prose brings to light for English readers the largely unknown prose of a seminal Yiddish poet. Avrom Sutzkever wrote the works in this volume over a span of more than 30 years, blurring the lines between fiction, memoir, and poetry; between real and imagined; between memory and metaphor. Now, through Zackary Sholem Berger’s translations, English readers can enter into an array of compelling, haunting...
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Apr 1, 2022 Heinz, Annelise
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Mah-jongg has been part of American life since the 1920s, but how did a game from China become a notable feature of Jewish American culture? Curator Melissa Martens Yaverbaum interviews Annelise Heinz, the author of Mahjong: A Chinese Game and the Making of Modern American Culture. Together they explore the Jewish American roots of the game, as well as its complicated and unpredictable journey. This event was co-sponsored by the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for...
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Lisa Newman, host of The Shmooze, visits with some of the country’s best mail-order Jewish food purveyors. From grandma’s chicken soup, smoked fish, and pickles to the best babka, learn how you can get it all delivered right to your door.
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Apr 1, 2022 Veidlinger, Jeffrey, 1971-
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Jeffrey Veidlinger discusses his newly released book, In the Midst of Civilized Europe, and explores how a Yiddish poet, a Yiddish linguist, a Yiddish children’s book writer, and hundreds of Yiddish-language testimonies awakened the world to the danger Jews were facing in Europe on the eve of the Holocaust.
Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library
Mar 8, 2022 United Zhitomir Relief Committee
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Topics: Jews -- Ukraine -- Z͡Hytomyr, Pogroms -- Ukraine -- Z͡Hytomyr, Ethnic relations, Jews, Pogroms,...
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Topic: Music
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Jan 18, 2022 Freidin, Gregory
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Part three of a three part lecture about how Isaac Babel continues to be one of the most influential Jewish modernist writers of our time, covering topics including Freudian thought and Russian imperialism.
Topic: Babelʹ, I. (Isaak), 1894-1940
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Jan 18, 2022 Freidin, Gregory
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Part two of a three part lecture about how Isaac Babel continues to be one of the most influential Jewish modernist writers of our time, covering topics including Freudian thought and Russian imperialism.
Topic: Babelʹ, I. (Isaak), 1894-1940
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Jan 18, 2022 Freidin, Gregory
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Part one of a three part lecture about how Isaac Babel continues to be one of the most influential Jewish modernist writers of our time, covering topics including Freudian thought and Russian imperialism.
Topic: Babelʹ, I. (Isaak), 1894-1940
Yiddish Book Center's Spielberg Digital Yiddish Library
Jan 4, 2022 Gorshman, Shire, 1906-2001; גורשמן, שירה, 1906-2001
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Topics: Gorshman, Shire, 1906-2001, Gedud ha-ʻavodah ʻal shem Yosef Ṭrumpeldor be-Erets-Yiśraʼel,...
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Jan 4, 2022 Dropkin, Celia, 1888-1956
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Topics: Yiddish language -- Texts, Yiddish language, Women Writers
1v. [536 p.] : 27 cm
Topics: Jewish theater -- History, Yiddish drama, Theater (about theater), Digital Reprint edition (added...
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Jan 4, 2022 Grade, Chaim, 1910-1982
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Jan 4, 2022 Singer, Israel Joshua, 1893-1944
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Jan 4, 2022 Mendele Mokher Sefarim, 1835-1917
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Topics: An-Ski, S., 1863-1920 -- Bibliography, An-Ski, S., 1863-1920, Literature, Literary Criticism,...
259 p. ; 19 cm
Topics: Jews -- Politics and government, Zionism, Judaism -- 20th century, Yiddish language
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Dec 8, 2021
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Topics: Tales, Jewish, Jewish legends, Exempla, Literature, Sociology, Anthropology, Folklore (Yiddish...
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Dec 8, 2021
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Topics: Yiddish literature -- Argentina, Jews -- Argentina -- Literary collections, Jews, Yiddish...
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Topics: Yiddish literature, Hasidism -- Literary collections, Hasidism, Yiddish literature
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Dec 2, 2021 Bardiṭsheṿer, Zeliḳ, -1937
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Topics: Songbooks, Yiddish, Nigunim, Songbooks, Yiddish, Nigunim
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Topics: Jewish women, Yiddish language, Yiddish language -- Revival, Jewish women -- Congresses, Yiddish...
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Aug 12, 2021 Elṭern-komiṭeṭ bay der "Tarbut"-shule in Sheresheṿ
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Topics: Jewish day schools, Jewish day schools, Belarus -- Shereshevo, Shereshevo (Belarus)
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On a visit with Buenos Aires-based journalist and translator Javier Sinay, we learn about his new book, "La caja de letras" (The Box of Letters), which is a rescue of an old book about the origins of Argentinian Jewish journalism originally written in Yiddish in 1929 by the journalist and writer Pinie Katz. The book, which Javier translated from Yiddish into Spanish, looks back at the years 1898–1914, when around forty magazines and newspapers started. One of these, "Der...
Topics: Javier Sinay, Pinie Katz, Argentina, Moises Ville, Yiddish Book Center podcast, Lisa Newman
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Apr 29, 2021 Singer, Isaac Bashevis, 1904-
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Topics: Literature, Digital Reprint edition (added 4/99)